PS 231

PS 231 Computational Models for the Environment (3 units)

This course introduces students to computer solutions of geophysical fluid problems, atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrological models, as well as numerical solutions of model equations. Students are also given the opportunity for a hands-on experience in running computer models.

Prerequisite: none

Haltiner, George J. & Williams, Roger T., Numerical Prediction and Dynamic Meteorology 2nd Ed., New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1980.
Marchuk, G. I., Numerical Methods in Weather Prediction, Academic Press.
Thomann, R. V. & Mueller, J. A., Principles of Surface Water Quality Modeling and Control, Harper and Row Publishers.
Trenberth, K., Climate System Modeling, Cambridge University Press.
Wendt, John F., ed., Computational Fluid Dynamics: An Introduction, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1996.